Private Events

Hold a truly unique event at the Burke Museum

Dance with dinosaurs! Mingle with mastodons! Hold your next event at the Burke Museum for a one-of-a-kind Northwest experience that your guests will remember. Located on the beautiful University of Washington campus, the Burke Museum is an ideal place for your wedding, fundraiser, celebration or business meeting.

bride and groom pose with husky dog in front of the "W" sculpture at the entrance to the UW campus

Photo: Northern Lights Photography

Burke room setup for lecture presentation

Photo: Anne Fenton, staged by Cori Ready

group of people gathered at a party in the Burke Room

Photo: Amber French Photography

elegant table set for dinner in the lobby

Photo: Anne Fenton, staged by Cori Ready

Ready to plan your event?

Explore information about our rental spaces and vendors. To begin the event rental process, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!


Your event supports the Burke

Revenue from event rentals supports ongoing programming and exhibits, and helps the Burke protect the collections and information we hold for future generations. Thank you for your support! 

NEW Discounts: In the final year of operation at the current facility (the New Burke opens in 2019!), we're offering a 10% discount on all facility rentals* and additional discounts for the following:

  • 20% discount for UWAA members
  • 20% discount for University of Washington departments and units
  • 20% discount for Burke Museum members
  • 20% discount for nonprofits

*Discounts do not apply to Dino Birthday Parties

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